Resources & Education

Adoption-related resources and information

The Power of Cultural Connection

The Power of Cultural Connection

The history of an adopted child and connections to the past cannot and should not be ignored. It is an important part of a child’s identity. Engaging in a cultural plan for a child can be a complicated but rewarding task that can bring children closer to both their culture of origin and their adoptive family. This can assist them in piecing together their cultural identity.

The Adoption Act

The Adoption Act

Adoptions are governed by the Adoption Act in order to protect everyone’s interests – especially the interests of the child being adopted.

Legal Requirements Guide

Legal Requirements Guide

Legal support is required in many types of adoption.Legal support is required in many types of adoption. We do not endorse any particular law firm or lawyer in Saskatchewan, however, we do recommend, if people are in need of legal services for adoption related purposes that they utilize a lawyer or firm with adoption related experience in the area of adoption.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid

Legal support is required in many types of adoption. We do not endorse any particular law firm or lawyer in Saskatchewan, however, we do recommend, if people are in need of legal services for adoption related purposes that they utilize a lawyer or firm with adoption related experience in the area of adoption. It is advisable to do some research and ask questions around a firm/lawyer’s experience with adoption related issues as well as costs.

Carol Bothwell Library

Carol Bothwell Library

The ASCS Carol Bothwel Resourc library is a large, diverse in nature collection that covers a broad selection of topics not readily available in bookstores or Libraries. Borrowing priviledges are for those who have a current membership and return postage is included.

Working with LGBTQ Families in Adoption

Working with LGBTQ Families in Adoption

ASCS and the province of Saskatchewan welcomes all persons of any gender and/or sexual orientation/identity to apply to adopt domestically. LGBTQ+ families continue to be an important resource for children waiting in foster care. However, LGBTQ+ parents may face specific challenges related to adoption. Find resources in this section

LGBTQ Families and Parenting

LGBTQ Families and Parenting

ASCS and the province of Saskatchewan welcomes all persons of any gender and/or sexual orientation/identity to apply to adopt domestically. Additionally all persons of any gender and/or sexual orientation/identity may also adopt Independently and Internationally. Visit the LGBTQ section on families and parenting to see papers on adoption and family. to illustrate the current strengths and limitations of the adoption system in Ontario, Canada, and to offer recommendations for further improvements to facilitate access for LGBTQ2S+ people.

Government of Canada, Adopting Abroad

Government of Canada, Adopting Abroad

ASCS and the province of Saskatchewan welcomes all persons of any gender and/or sexual orientation/identity to apply to adopt domestically. Additionally all persons of any gender and/or sexual orientation/identity may also adopt Independently and Internationally. Some countries may prevent LGBTQ2 people from adopting a child because it is against their laws, culture or beliefs. You could face discrimination from national authorities responsible for adoption.

OUTSaskatoon

OUTSaskatoon

OUT Saskatoon is a community based organizaiton that supports people of all gender identities, expression and sexualities creating a safe space for 2SLGBTQ people, their families and their allies.ASCS and the province of Saskatchewan welcomes all persons of any gender and/or sexual orientation/identity to apply to adopt domestically and provides resources of value to those who may be parenting already.

Social Media in Adoption

Social Media in Adoption

Proceeding with making connections or reunification for any person in the adoption constellation should be done so with awareness, careful consideration, and planning. With many social media platforms available, almost any adoption has the potential for ongoing relationships, allowing direct communication between the adoptive family and the child with the birth family.

Adoption: Sounds Choices, Strong Families

Adoption: Sounds Choices, Strong Families

Grief and loss are linked to adoption in many ways. Both are considered to be CORE issues in adoption and permanency (see the Seven Core Issues section of resources for more information). All members of the adoption constellation can experience grief and loss at any given stage in their adoption journey.